One hundred and eighty residents, business owners and employees participated in the latest survey for Engage New Albany, the city’s strategic plan update, that will prioritize future community development and capital investment. Survey participants weighed in on future land uses, amenities at Village Center, mobility strategies, environmental sustainability and parks and recreation.
New Albany’s strategic planning process has generated significant community engagement. To date, 1,200 people have participated in online surveys, roundtable discussions, mobile meetings, neighborhood gatherings, the Community Update Luncheon and as steering committee members.
The city will now begin the process of synthesizing and analyzing the input as well as data and research from a variety of sources to evaluate opportunities for public infrastructure investment and private development. A final workshop to present recommendations will take place in the Spring. The strategic plan will be presented to city council for approval in the summer. Once approved, it will provide a roadmap for future decision making by the Department of Community Development, Planning Commission and City Council.